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DenekB joins Visa's Fintech Fast Track programme

News | Online Payments | 08 Feb 2021

UAE-based fintech DenekB has announced that it has joined Visa’s Fintech Fast Track programme.

DenekB, Visa, Fintech Fast Track, UAE, MENA, financial inclusion, online payments, mobile payment, cards, virtual prepaid cards

Bango, TPAY MOBILE partner to boost mobile commerce

News | Mobile Payments | 20 Jan 2021

UK-based mobile commerce company Bango and UAE-based mobile payments enabler TPAY MOBILE have formed a strategic partnership to increase access to mobile commerce.

Bango, TPAY MOBILE, partnership, MENA, MEA, Middle East, Turkey, Africa, mobile commerce, ecommerce, mobile payments, merchants

Emirates NBD introduces digital ID verification

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 11 Jan 2021

Emirates NBD has announced that its customers can now have their ID verified using contactless NFC technology when opening a bank account via the bank’s Mobile Banking App.

Emirates NBD, bank, online, Dubai, contactless identity verification, innovation, TruID, NFC, onboarding, MENA

Bahrain Islamic Bank launches virtual cards for retail customers

News | Mobile Payments | 11 Jan 2021

Bahrain Islamic Bank has launched the BisB virtual cards for retail customers in Bahrain.

Bahrain Islamic Bank, BisB, Bahrain, MENA, virtual cards, mobile payments, transactions , retail

Nisbah Capital joins Tezos blockchain ecosystem

News | Cryptocurrencies | 07 Jan 2021

Saudi Arabia-based Nisbah Capital, the blockchain subsidiary of Taibah Valley has announced the entrance to the Tezos ecosystem as a corporate baker, according to the official press release.

Nisbah Capital, Tezos, Saudi Arabia, blockchain, ecosystem, Taibah Valley, Exaion, EDF, corporate baker, baker, decentralisation, MENA, MEA

Carticard, Mastercard team up to offer digital payment solutions in Egypt

News | Online Payments | 23 Dec 2020

Carticard has teamed up with Mastercard to offer its customers in Egypt digital payment solutions while aiming to incorporate more people into the digital economy.

Carticard, MasterCard, Egypt, Africa, MENA, partnership, digital payment solutions, financial inclusion, merchants, consumers

Payfort becomes Amazon Payment Services across MENA

News | Online Payments | 14 Dec 2020

Amazon has revealed it completed Payfort integration, three years after Souq acquisition, Gulf Business reports.

Amazon Payment Services, PayFort, MENA, acquisition, online payments, instalments, authentication, local payment methods, UEA

tabby raises USD 23 mln in new funding round

News | Ecommerce | 08 Dec 2020

UAE-based buy-now-pay-later solution provider tabby has raised USD 23 million from a range of investors, including Mubadala Capital. 

tabby, UAE, MENA, funding round, funding, investing, investors

Lulu, Empay partner to enable contactless payments

News | Ecommerce | 07 Dec 2020

UAE-based hypermarket and supermarket chain Lulu Group has teamed up with Empay to enable in-store contactless payments.

Lulu, EMPay, UAE, MENA, contactless payments, ecommerce, virtual cards

Zwipe, VeriTech partner to boost contactless payments in Kuwait

News | Mobile Payments | 03 Dec 2020

Norway-based biometric fintech Zwipe and Kuwait-based payment and banking technology solutions provider VeriTech have partnered to address the growing demand for biometric payment solutions in Kuwait and across the Middle East.

Zwipe, VeriTech, Kuwait, MENA, partnership, contactless payments, biometric authentication, payments, banks, POS, NFC

Mastercard and Spotii partner to provide buy-now-pay-later options in the Middle East

News | Ecommerce | 23 Nov 2020

UAE-based ecommerce payment tech provider Spotii and Mastercard have partnered to facilitate a buy-now-pay-later payment plan and offer consumers access to instalment payment options.

MasterCard, Spotii, partnership, MENA, buy-now-pay-later, instalments, ecommerce, merchants, consumers

tabby partners with Salla to expand Saudi Arabia presence

News | Ecommerce | 05 Nov 2020

UAE-based buy now pay later solution provider tabby has partnered with Saudi Arabia-based ecommerce platform Salla to expand its presence in the Saudi Arabia.

tabby, Salla, UAE, Saudia Arabia, MENA, partnership, expansion, ecommerce, buy now pay later, investment round

FAB, Visa partner to offer Tap to Phone solution to UAE merchants

News | Mobile Payments | 04 Nov 2020

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) has partnered with Visa to bring the Tap to Phone mobile acceptance solution to UAE merchants.

FAB, Visa, UAE, MENA, partnership, Tap to Phone, mobile payments, contactless payments, merchants

Ari and Xero team up to provide integrated POS solution to retailers

News | Ecommerce | 04 Nov 2020

UAE-based retail management solution provider Ari and New-Zealand-based accounting software platform Xero have teamed up to launch an integrated POS solution for retailers.

Ari, Xero, UAE, MENA, partnership, retailers, POS, online invoicing, expense claims, reconciliation

Raseedy, saib Bank, Mastercard partner to launch digital wallet in Egypt

News | Mobile Payments | 03 Nov 2020

Egypt-based e-wallet provider Raseedy has announced the launch of an independent licensed digital wallet in partnership with saib Bank and Mastercard.

Raseedy, saib Bank, MasterCard, Egypt, MENA, Africa, product launch, e-wallet, online payments, remittances, merchants, QR codes, money transfer

Open Banking platform Tarabut Gateway expands in the UAE

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 28 Oct 2020

Bahrain-based Tarabut Gateway, one of MENA region’s regulated open banking platform, has launched in the UAE, opening two new offices.

Tarabut Gateway, expansion, Open Banking, UAE, MENA, API, retail banking

Mastercard to streamline digital transformation for Ethiopian commerce

News | Online Payments | 20 Oct 2020

Mastercard has announced a partnership with the Ethiopian Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MINT) to develop and implement strategies for a more digitised economy in Ethiopia.

MasterCard, Ethiopian Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Ethiopia, digital transformation, online payments, digitalization, digitised payment solution, Africa, MENA, SMB, SME

National Bank of Bahrain launches 'Tap & Go' payment

News | Mobile Payments | 29 Sep 2020

National Bank of Bahrain has announced the activation of ‘Tap & Go’ contactless payment service across its point of sale (POS) terminals and cards.


National Bank of Bahrain, tap and go, mobile payments, online payments, card payments, contactless payments, POS, e-wallet, Bahrain, MENA, NFC payments

Commercial Bank of Kuwait gets mobile payments moving with Thales

News | Mobile Payments | 03 Sep 2020

France-based multinational company Thales has announced it is supplying Commercial Bank of Kuwait (CBK) with its Gemalto Trusted Services Hub (TSH).

Commercial Bank of Kuweit, Thales, financial services, mobile payments, contactless payments, Kuwait, MENA, Middle East

Egypt launches national trial of digital platform for government services

News | Online Payments | 01 Sep 2020

Egypt’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has announced the month-long nationwide trial of the Digital Egypt platform.

Egypt, online payments system, online payments, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Digital Egypt, online payments platform, public utilities, MENA